Police 'used dead children's IDs'

Undercover police officers working for Britain's largest force used the identities of dead children and issued fake passports in their names, it was reported.

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'Around 80' police officers 'used IDs of dead children'

A document seen by the Guardian indicated around 80 police officers used the identities of dead children between 1968 and 1994, the paper reported.

The practice was allegedly adopted to lend credibility to officers working undercover and provide them with a back story while spying.

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